For the past few years, there has been a rapid growth in temporary job openings as compared to permanent employment. The number of companies hiring temporary, freelance, and contract workers is rising, and the opportunities include highly skilled and professional positions. This new workplace reality requires workers who are creative, flexible and entrepreneurial. And often these temporary positions lead to full-time employment.
In a Harris Poll commissioned by CareerBuilder, 42 percent of employers said that they plan to hire temporary or contract workers in 2014, a 40 percent increase from the previous year.
A new report by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) highlights the jobs in middle- to high-paying fields that are showing the most growth in demand in 2014
2014’s Fastest Growing Temp Job
Source: Forbes, Inc.
Often workers in certain fields have difficulty in finding full-time positions. Some career advisers recommend that job seekers who spend time looking for full-time positions in their industry instead focus on finding multiple lucrative part-time and temporary positions.
CareerCast.com looked at Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data to determine which part-time and temp contractual positions will see growth in the upcoming years.
“Coming off a hard-hitting recession, companies want more flexibility in their workforce to quickly ramp up and ramp down their businesses as needed. Temporary workers provide that flexibility. Temporary employment is growing across industries and metros, and providing great opportunities for workers to test-drive different work experiences and network with employers.” ~Eric Gilpin, President of CareerBuilder’s Staffing & Recruiting Group